This appetizer is a quick, easy and tasty way to spice up your cocktail party. These olives make a nice nibbler and a wonderful accompaniment to a vodka or gin martini. Instead of adding olives to the drink, serve these alongside.
2 cups green or black pitted olives (not canned ones, get the fancy imported olives. We like Kalamatas.)
Chili powder to taste (1 – 3 tsp. depending on desired heat)
Drain olives of any liquid. Place in a mixing bowl and combine with the chili powder. Mix to evenly coat. Done!
Refrigerate for up to two weeks. Serve at room temperature, so take them out of the fridge a few hours before the party. Cut up some fresh crusty bread and fire up the martinis.